Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres MP today urged residents to have their say on the White Paper: A New Planning System for NSW by attending community discussion sessions scheduled for May and June.
“I invite residents to get fully involved in the reform of the new planning system by attending Penrith Panthers on May 16 from 6pm-7.30pm”
“It’s important that everyone has their say, and has their questions answered on what the new system will mean for them at a street, neighbourhood and regional level.
“The White Paper explains how we are all able to have a say in planning the vision of our community – and at the same time ensures that we get infrastructure, jobs and housing that we need,”Mr Ayres said.
“While the system of up front community consultation is new to Australia, it has been used overseas in some of the most liveable cities in the world – Vancouver, Portland and Seattle.
“Some of you have voiced concerns about change.
“This is not change for change’s sake.
“The reason we need a new planning system is because the current one is broken.
“It’s so complex that everyday mum and dad builders virtually need a degree in town planning for a simple extension.
“At an industry level its failed at its most basic level – to deliver the supply of housing NSW needs.” Mr Ayres said
I invite everyone to examine the White Paper and provide feedback on www.planning.nsw.gov.au/newplanningsystem